Sunbella Sun Parasols


UPF50+ Elegant Compact UV Sun Umbrella - Navy with white trim

75 reviews

This UPF50+ Compact Cosmopolitan UV sun umbrella is an elegant, high-quality folding sun umbrella, that will help you protect your skin without giving you hat-hair.  The fabric is rated UPF50+, which means it blocks 98% of UV rays.

This range is based on the popular Compact Cosmopolitan range from our successful Kickstarter campaign in 2017. However, we've made several improvements to the quality, making them more durable in the wind. 

  • UPF rating of fabric: UPF50+ 
  • % of UV rays blocked by fabric: ~98% 
  • Fabric: Cotton blend 
  • Handle: Wood 
  • Mechanism: Manual 
  • Ribs: Metal/Fibreglass 
  • Open length: 60 cm (23.6 inches) 
  • Folded length: 34cm (13.4 inches) 
  • Open diameter: 91cm (35.8 inches) 
  • Weight: 270 grams (9.5 ounces) 
  • Designed in Australia, made in China.

Why our customers love it

This UV sun umbrella is the result of feedback from many of our customers. You wanted an elegant and wind resistant sun umbrella, that also fitted into their handbags when not in use. You asked for a wrist strap and a better shaped bag, so we added those to this design.

This is the second iteration of this design. The first was the result of a Kickstarter project, which was fully funded in 9 hours. This iteration is a stronger version, with a higher quality mechanism, making it stronger in the wind. It also has a waterproofer applied to the fabric, making it a year round umbrella.

UPF50+ rating: Enhanced with a sun blocker to provide UPF50+ protection, which will keep you cooler and protect your skin, without giving you hat-hair.

Rain resistant: The sun blocker also causes water to bead off the canopy, so your parasol will protect you if you get caught in the rain.

Comfortable to hold: Teardrop shared wooden handle, for a comfortable grip.

Durable: A high quality mechanism and fibreglass ribs, for a durable and long lasting sun umbrella.

Stylish: The canopy is made from a cotton blend fabric to differentiate its appearance from a rain umbrella and evoke a Summery vibe.

Wind resistant vent: Wind vent built into the canopy, to allow any breeze to dissipate ensuring that your sun umbrella will not invert.

Perfectly sized: The open canopy diameter (93cm or 36.6 inches) is slightly larger than our other products.  It can be angled to maximise your shade to protect your upper body, whilst being unobtrusive in a crowd.

Ideal for carry-on luggage: The folded length of the parasol (34cm or 13.4 inches) will fit inside luggage or handbags, making it ideal for travellers and ladies on the move.

Lightweight: Weighs just 270 grams, making it comfortable to hold for any length of time.

Carry bag: Includes a matching carry bag, to protect the sun umbrella and make it easy to carry when not in use.


UPF rating: 50+

% of UV rays blocked: Over 98%

Fabric: Cotton blend

Handle: Wood

Mechanism: Manual

Ribs: Fibreglass

Open length:  60cm (23.6 inches)

Folded length: 34cm (13.4 inches)

Open diameter: 91cm (35.8 inches)

Weight: 270 grams (9.5 ounces)

Customer Reviews
4.9 Based on 75 Reviews
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    Maureen M.
    Australia Australia
    Great in the Queensland heat

    I leave this stylish umbrella on the table near the door so I don’t forget to take it when I step out. It’s easy to put up, a good size and folds down to fit comfortably in my bag. I particularly like the wind vent feature and the smoothness of the wooden handle. Also,I watched the video of how Sunbella came about and tilt my umbrella to Casey & Jillian for designing a product for Australian conditions. Many thanks.

    VICKI C.
    Australia Australia
    Happy customer

    Received “Super” fast delivery of my Cosmopolitan white with black trim parasol, to add to my collection, making it #4 now. Love everything about my Sunbella’s right down to the wooden handles. I have even bought one as a birthday gift.

    Lauren M.
    Australia Australia
    Beautiful product!

    My Sunbella parasol is easy to use and makes sun protection no fuss, I'm amazed at how much of the suns rays and heat is blocked out with this stylish and effective product. I regularly use it walking to and from work, school drop off, shops and the occassional beach stop. Thanks ladies, love it!

    Brydie H.
    Australia Australia
    Sunscreen on a stick.

    The Sunbella is good. Way better than getting sunscreen in your hair! I find a parasol quite elegant, easier to use than a stifling hat, and great to move the shade whenever you change direction. I’ll let you know about durability after I’ve Used it for a time. Thanks for a great product.

    Michael B.
    Australia Australia
    Sunbella UV protection

    Great. My wife said it stops the UV rays so she uses it every afternoon on her walks. The vent is great because the umbrella doesn't flip inside out in gusty conditions.

    Jenny S.
    Australia Australia
    Brilliant Product

    I have recently had a basal cell carcinoma cut out of my scalp ( it’s the only area I could not apply SPF 50+). This product allows me to have sun protection without the need of a hat (I suffer from hat hair and overheating). The Sunbella, fits in my bag and is my constant companion. Thank you Jillian and Casey. Jenny Qld

    Trish D.
    Australia Australia
    Compact Sun Umbrella

    Fantastic umbrella. Easy to use and store. Would buy another if it came in a darker colour. Thanks for providing a great range of quality products. I hope to purchase one of the shawls soon.

    Deborah P.
    Australia Australia
    Love love my sunbella

    I already have a blue sunbella that I use every time I go to the beach. I now have the white folding travel sunbella which I wish I had purchased before a recent trip to Mexico as they don’t have any parasols and believe me I tried to get one. They need your Sunbellas there for sure! Many thanks for a fantastic product. Deborah Also many people come up to me at the beach and ask about it.I think you could sell them at beaches quite easily.

    Sharon D.
    Australia Australia
    Great product

    Bought specifically for the Australian Open & beyond & it served me well in the extremely hot conditions in Melbourne. Hats tend to make me hot where as this does not interfere with airflow around your head

    Emma P.
    Australia Australia
    Lovely lightweight protection.

    Love using this umbrella. It is very lightweight and easy to hold for an extended period of time. I would love it if some thought was given to a masculine version for men so hubby can have protection too!

    Ann L.
    Australia Australia
    Compact UV Sun Umbrella

    It was a gift and it was well received

    Desley B.
    Australia Australia
    Love my new umbrella

    Excellent service My umbrella arrived within the week.

    Ying L.
    Australia Australia

    Very elegant design and sturdy build, happy with my purchase!

    Jennifer D.
    Australia Australia
    Compact umbrella

    I love this umbrella especially when out and about in the hot Townsville QLD sun. It compact enough to fit in my Work bag and I mainly use this umbrella on my lunch breaks at work as it makes walking in 33 degree heat a pleasure. So stylish and makes me feel elegant.

    Allison B.
    Australia Australia
    Sun Umbrella

    Such a great purchase. Lots gorgeous and very functional.

    Marilyn L.
    Australia Australia
    Compact Umbrella

    I love my new umbrella. We have been having a far amount of rain recently and my umbrella has performed perfectly